The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009


China Raises Jobless Migrant Count to 23 Million
Reuters (available at YahooNews), March 25, 2009

Pioneering Jet Crash Lawsuit Proceeds
Shanghai Daily, March 25, 2009

YouTube Blocked in China, Google Says
New York Times, March 25, 2009

Inmate Deaths Shine Light on China Detention Abuse
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 24, 2009

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China Daily Assails Prisoner Abuses
New York Times, March 25, 2009
Calls for Chinese Pardons Grow
Asia Times Online, March 25, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Call for Calm after Violent Protest in China
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), March 25, 2009

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海南村民再互鬥5人傷 (More Violence in Hainan Overnight)
Ming Pao, March 25, 2009
Public Health
真实新医改 (The Real New Medical Reforms)
Caijing Magazine, March 16, 2009

Mocking the Censors
McClatchy Newspapers (via, March 24, 2009

State Security
New Security Concept Evolves
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2009

China Begins Gun Crackdown to Ensure Social Stability
Xinhuanet, March 24, 2009

河北将在所有乡镇建立“社会治安志愿者协会” (Hebei to Establish "Public Security Volunteer Associations" in Towns and Villages)
Xinhuanet, March 24, 2009

South Africa Peace Forum Canceled Over Dalai Lama Controversy
Washington Post, March 25, 2009

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China reasserts opposition to Dalai Lama's travels
Reuters, March 24, 2009

An Ancient Culture, Bulldozed Away
Washington Post, March 24, 2009